In the first time that the team had been split into different squads, things didn’t seem to miss as beat as yards came on both the ground and through the air for the Colonels at their spring game in which saw the maroon team defeat the white team 31-25.
The maroon team that was headed by projected starter Jared McClain was primarily a running team which isn’t a shock to most. Jared Sanders led the way with 17 carries for 102 yards and a touchdown. On the white team the offense was balanced as Kyle Romano completed 12 of 20 passes for 189 yards and Thomas Owens collected 85 yards on 9 carries and a touchdown.
The star of the spring game was sophomore receiver Jeff Glover who had 8 receptions for 214 yards, two of which were longer than 50 yards. Devin Borders also converted 2 of his 3 catches for touchdowns and finished the game with 89 yards. Both of these receivers were brought into the program after head coach Dean Hood told his staff “To go find someone like Tyrone Goard.” Needless to say, these two will be battling to replace a great player.
The defense as a whole registered 4 sacks and were led in tackles by DB Brandon Stanley.